In celebration the 80th anniversary of the creation of the National Archives, take a tour inside the National Archives in this vintage Columbia Newsreel, which shows a variety of the records held and preservation techniques, circa 1940.
"In Washington the beautiful Archives building stands as living memorial to the patriots who made and preserved our democracy. It contains the living record their great works. Two fine statutes guard the approach. They represent Heritage and Vigilance…”
From the series: Motion Picture Films, compiled 1938 - 1941. Columbia Pictures Corporation Collection, 1938 - 1941